OBITUARY

Ernest Conerly

November 24, 1922June 27, 2013

Ernest “Ernie” Melton Conerly, 90, passed away in Winter Haven on June 28, 2013 due to natural causes. He was born on Nov. 24, 1922 in Plant City, FL, moving to Winter Haven in 1949. He retired in 1974 from American Can Company. He was a member and deacon of Westside Baptist Church of Haines City and helped start Inman Park Baptist, Winter Haven, Isla Verde Baptist, Puerto Rico, and Lucerne Park Baptist, Winter Haven. He served in the Navy during WWII from Dec. 1942 to Dec. 1945. He was loved by his family, instrumental in his church life, and he loved to hunt and fish. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, brothers, Lloyd Conerly and Alvin Conerly, sisters, Pauline Hagen, Myrtle Wolff, and Donna Nader, his parents Enoch Lauton and Pearl Conerly, and his step mother, Myrl. He is survived by his two sons, David Conerly (Faye) and Steven Conerly (Barbara, two daughters, Sharon Hogan (Wayne) and Sandra hicks (Jim), 13 grandchildren, Tammy Brayton, David Conerly II, Tawnya Hurst, Tasha Herbert, Tandi Polk, Michelle Yandell, Nicole Ashmead, Robin Connors, Ryon hicks, Kara Glover, Kasie Hicks, Crystal Markovitz, and Stephanie Conerly, 19 great grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren. A visitation will be held on Monday, July 1st, from 10 to 11, with a service following at 11. Both will be held at Ott-Laughlin Funeral home in Auburndale. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Westside Baptist, 1416 Polk City Rd. Haines City, FL 33884.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, July 1, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 1, 2013
REMEMBERING

Ernest Conerly

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July 1, 2013

My fondest memory is fishing in the Everglades for the church fish fry. He will be missed... Much Love Marianne

July 1, 2013

So sorry to hear about Bro. Ernie's passing. I talked to him a long time at church the last time I was in W.H. before we had to move mama & daddy up here. We all send our love & prayers, wish we could be there with you.
Janice Fowler Jones
Sarah & L.G. Fowler; Brooklet, GA

Iris and John Baker

July 1, 2013

Sandy, my thoughts & prayers are with you and the family.

Jane Headley-Bumgarner

July 1, 2013

So many of my happy childhood memories link our families; the most important shared at the church our parents helped build together. I pray some of those memories help soothe the loss of your wonderful Dad. You are all in our prayers.

July 1, 2013

God bless. You will be missed.
Ty Faulkner

June 30, 2013

Grandpa, I know that you are with Jesus, and I can only imagine the happy dance that grandma did on your arrival in Heaven. I love you and I thank you for loving my children.

jackie zink

June 30, 2013

God bless you and your family . Heaven has a new right hand man .

June 30, 2013

He was a great man with a great family! We will all remember him with loving memories!

meredith gonzalez

June 30, 2013

he was a wonderful Christian and will be very much missed love the Gonzalez

Willie and Marie Leggett

June 29, 2013

God Bless